Montmartre, the rue Cortot

Provenance

[Durand-Ruel, Paris, possibly sold to Hill, 1891]; possibly James J. Hill, Saint Paul (1891–d. 1916);¹ [Wildenstein, New York, sold to Clark, 22 Dec. 1942]; Robert Sterling Clark (1942–55); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955.

1. According to information in the James J. Hill archives, Hill purchased two landscape paintings by Lépine from Durand-Ruel, Paris, on 28 Feb. 1891. No further information about the paintings is available, and the subsequent history of their ownership is not known. See correspondence of Nov.–Dec. 2011 in the Clark’s curatorial file.

Stanislas Lépine

French, 1835–1892

Montmartre, the rue Cortot

c. 1872–76

Oil on canvas

18 1/16 x 14 13/16 in. (45.8 x 37.6 cm) Frame: 22 3/8 x 19 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. (56.8 x 48.6 x 6 cm)


Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1942

1955.791


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